White House and Trump Administration Sending Different Messages On Election Interference

While the President and close advisors keep downplaying Russian interference in the 2020 U.S. election while U.S. intelligence agencies are issuing muted warnings many Democrats think have been tempered to please the White House. The Trump Administration has been sending mixed messages on the security of and risks to the 2020 election in the United … Continue reading White House and Trump Administration Sending Different Messages On Election Interference

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22 July)

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. Here are Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events On 22 July, the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee will markup a number of bills … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22 July)

Senate Armed Services Marks Up FY 2021 NDAA

Per usual, the NDAA contains a number of technology related provisions, including a some of the CSC’s recommendations. The People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation continue to receive attention. First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 … Continue reading Senate Armed Services Marks Up FY 2021 NDAA

Trump Administration Claims PRC Is Targeting COVID-19 Research Organizations

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. This week, the Trump Administration highlighted hacking by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) that targets entities researching COVID-19. This announcement is the latest in a string of … Continue reading Trump Administration Claims PRC Is Targeting COVID-19 Research Organizations

Executive Order on Securing the United States Bulk-Power System

A new EO will result in the systems and equipment from certain nations, most likely including China, being barred from the U.S. electric grid on account of the risk they pose to national security.   Late last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order (EO) that would direct the Secretary of Energy and other … Continue reading Executive Order on Securing the United States Bulk-Power System

Team Telecom Returns Negative Recommendation On China Telecom

Executive branch agencies veto a Chinese telecom operating in the U.S. because of “identified substantial and unacceptable national security and law enforcement risks associated with China Telecom’s operations, which render the FCC authorizations inconsistent with the public interest.”   The “Team Telecom” agencies recommended that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “revoke and terminate China Telecom … Continue reading Team Telecom Returns Negative Recommendation On China Telecom